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LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
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1/15/201849 years old ,mammogram showed calcifications in May 2017, LCIS was found in the stereotactic biopsy in Dec 2017, then had a lumpectomy in Jan 2018,Pathology report showed ALH (no LCIS), I met with an oncologist and she suggested I take Tamoxifen for 5 years. no family history of breast cancer, no kids, Scheduled mammogram and ultrasound in May 2018. Is Tamoxifine necessary?Can I chose close monitoring instead? Thank you for your help
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1/16/2018LCIS is not cancer nor pre-cancer and is not usually treated, however, since your pathology report showed ALH, we would've taken that out. Some medical oncologists may prescribe Tamoxifen to prevent cancer, but not all. If you like a 2nd opinion with one of our medical oncologists, please call 443-997-1513; we'd be happy to help you sort through this.

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